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Kevin Durant Commits to FIBA World Cup
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 25, 2013 @ 8:50 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Kevin Durant will henceforth be known as the face of two franchises.
“The face of USA Basketball going forward,” to be precise, is how Jerry Colangelo put it at Wednesday’s impromptu press conference here in the desert, officially elevating Durant internationally to the same status he’s held in Oklahoma City for the past five seasons.
Mike Krzyzewski confessed to be deeply touched by Durant’s arrival Tuesday night in the midst of this Team USA minicamp because he wanted to tell his national team coach face-to-face that he’s committing some 12 months early to the squad that will be in Spain in the fall of 2014 to compete in the inaugural FIBA World Cup.
“I get chills just thinking that a guy of his stature and his accomplishments,” Krzyzewski said, ” … would come here personally to say it.”
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